David Loughrey

7.7% rates rise depends on stadium decision

7.7% rates rise depends on stadium decision

The rates increase for Dunedin stood at 7.7% after the city council's latest budget meeting, but the final figure hangs on Monday's stadium decision.

Decision reserved in valuation case

A land Valuation Tribunal in Dunedin yesterday reserved a decision on a case brought by Minaret Station.

Appeal against Roslyn restaurant consent

Appeal against Roslyn restaurant consent

A resource consent decision to allow a restaurant, cafe and bar in the former Roslyn fire station is subject to an appeal to the Environment Court.

No space left in Thieves Alley

Stall spaces for the Thieves Alley market in Dunedin sold out a month before the event.

Rates amended, not targeted for now

Dunedin city councillors voted yesterday to put off a decision on a targeted rate to pay for economic development in the city until next year.

TV Review: David Loughrey

There has been an exponential increase in the use of irony in recent times, as people look for a defence against random tragedy and suffering in a world where traditional beliefs have fallen by the wayside.

Stadium looms over talks on cutting $10m housing money

Stadium looms over talks on cutting $10m housing money

The spectre of the stadium was raised by Cr Teresa Stevenson during discussion on a proposal to cut $10 million from spending on council housing, but her argument was labelled mischievous, deliberately misleading and untruthful.

One report noted, another requested

One report noted, another requested

The possibility of a council-built 550 to 800-seat theatre in Dunedin will be the subject of one more report, after the project just managed to stay on the agenda.

Building applicants to cover extra costs

A proposed sharp rise in the council's building consent fees was blamed on the Government yesterday, but the cost of the increase passed on to consent applicants.

Warning to go easy on fund

The Dunedin City Council's $72 million Waipori fund will provide the necessary cash flow to the council for the next financial year, but councillors were warned they would be unable to ask for an increase in returns in the future.